Tripura governor Tathagata Roy came under sharp criticism on social media after he recently quoted a dairy entry by Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of erstwhile Jan Sangh, in 1946 which said that “Hindu-Muslim problem would not be solved without a civil war.”
Roy, who identifies himself as a Swayamsevak and a Hindu, made his twitter remark on June 18.
Syama Prasad Mookerjee wrote in his diary on 10/1/1946: “The Hindu-Muslim problem won’t b solved without a Civil War”. So much like Lincoln!— Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) June 18, 2017
This has raised sharp reactions and exchanges on the social media with one person accusing him of advocating a civil war.
Can somebody pls jail this idiot for few months ! Then he will know what our freedom fighters did for the nation— Jagdish Maratha (@Jaggumaratha1) June 18, 2017
Leftists historians with no evidence…Real evidences👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/HranXvDaUK— Sanjay A (@SanjayA32520675) June 18, 2017
Casualties will be more on gau mutra side… Even brilliant keralite sangis die from own bombs… So think before speaking rubbish..— LIzaHHH (@lizTaS7) June 19, 2017
Are u gone bonkers? Have you read the genetic report of Indians?— Sanjay A (@SanjayA32520675) June 18, 2017
He wants to see a Hitletian massacre of Indian Muslims to satisfy RSS Bloodlust. They have nothing else to show in their horrific rule.— DeepSearchingNeuron (@SpockSpeaks) June 20, 2017
Roy then hit back and said “couple of dozen dimwit” trolled him for “advocating a civil war”, and that he “was quoting, not advocating”.
Instantly couple of dozen dimwits began trolling that I was advocating a civil war. None stopped to ponder that I was QUOTING,not ADVOCATING— Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) June 19, 2017
That civil war was ‘Great Calcutta Killings’ of Aug 1946. Followed by the Noakhali Hindu genocide of October ’46. Then retaliation in Bihar— Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) June 19, 2017
Roy had courted controversy earlier too in August 2015 when in one of his tweets he described people who had attended Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon s funeral as “potential terrorists” and said “they ought to be kept under surveillance.
(With inputs from PTI)